Why Melissa Created Girls Positivty Club
After noticing patterns in girls across 4 different school environments related to struggles with self-esteem and confidence, and having struggled into adulthood with low self-esteem and lack of confidence and strategies herself, she now uses her personal transformation and research with experience-based strategies to elevate girls to live their best life while linking arms in a community centered around growth and empowerment. Melissa uses techniques that are responsive to the unique needs of each group of girls in creative and engaging activities that motivate girls to take action toward feeling confident and empowered focusing on their strengths instead of their challenges.
Melissa Jones is a global leader, international speaker, girls empowerment coach, parenting educator, and highly effective licensed classroom teacher who helps girls learn positive daily habits to feel confident in who they are and connect with other girls in an empowering environment. She has motivated and cultivated connections among hundreds of girls and provides families with resources she has created through over 49,680 hours of experience.
This mission to empower girls means so much to me because I was a girl who struggled with my confidence and self-worth growing up. It worsened in middle and high school and eventually took me to my darkest place, where I was sitting on the edge of my parent's bed, holding a gun in my hand. Luckily my mom walked into the room at that moment of me deciding if my existence mattered, and she got me into therapy. Over the course of my 23-year teaching career, I noticed young girls still struggling with the same challenges, and it spurred me to have lunch with my fourth graders to find out if they wanted to learn more about building their confidence and self-love. They named it Girls Positivity Club, and it quickly grew from a lunchtime experiment to after school club. I now have women-leading clubs in Indiana, Illinois, Florida, Africa, and Jamaica.
How is Melissa an Expert?
Melissa has her Master's degree in education and a former teaching career of 23 years. She has worked directly with hundreds of families by creating innovative and relevant lessons around positivity, a growth mindset, and the healthy connection among girls feeling seen and valued through clubs, groups, coaching/mentoring, and social media content. She leads women globally to impact girls in their communities. She has a recurring segment on Life. Style. Live in Indianapolis, educating families on how to empower their families. She has also had many national and international contributions to broadcast tv, radio and podcasts, and print media, sharing her knowledge and expertise with families worldwide.